Whether it occurs naturally due to aging or stems from a medical condition, hormone loss can have dramatic physical and emotional impacts on your day-to-day life. If you have been feeling fatigued or stressed or have been struggling with mood swings, low sex drive, or a general lack of energy, you may be suffering from a hormonal imbalance. Fortunately, a well-practiced physician at our clinic could help improve your symptoms.
Florida hormone replacement therapy is a low-risk and highly effective method of addressing hormonal deficiencies and the many symptoms that accompany them. Licensed by the State of Florida (http://www.floridahealth.gov/) to provide care by telemedicine, Dr. Edward Jacobson could help residents of Miami, Palm Beach, Delray Beach, Boca Raton, and Naples feel like their younger selves again.
Many people are familiar with the concept of hormone replacement therapy, but not everyone is aware of how exactly it works or what risks are associated with it. Many popular commercial hormone products are synthetic in nature, so while they can be effective at replacing missing hormones, they have also been correlated with serious medical conditions like heart disease, breast cancer, strokes, blood clots, and more.
Fortunately, the hormone replacement therapy we are offering to Florida residents through telehealth involves bioidentical hormone treatments, which consist of hormones that are biologically identical to those naturally produced by the body. Using bioidentical hormones significantly decreases the risk of severe medical complications. In addition, bioidentical hormone treatments can be tailored specifically to an individual’s needs, thereby ensuring that each patient gets exactly what is necessary to balance their hormone levels and effectively treat their symptoms.
Perhaps the most common form of HRT is the replacement of testosterone or estrogen after a patient’s body has stopped producing either hormone by itself. Hormone production naturally decreases with each passing year once a person enters their 30s, leading to many negative effects often associated with the aging process.
In women, the loss of estrogen can lead to hot flashes, mood swings, fatigue, loss of bone density, and loss of libido. Likewise, while andropause for aging men is not quite as severe as what many women go through during menopause, decreased testosterone production can still lead to fatigue, depression, lack of sex drive, loss of muscle mass, weight gain, urinary issues, and erectile dysfunction.
In certain cases, HRT can also help address hormonal problems not directly related to aging, such as adrenal fatigue, neurotransmitter deficiencies, and chronic degenerative conditions. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy could help anyone in the South Florida area suffering from these symptoms turn back the clock and profoundly improve their physical health and overall quality of life.
If you are unsure about whether hormone replacement therapy is right for you given the unfortunate history of synthetic hormones causing serious side effects in some patients, you should know that bioidentical hormones are much safer and more effective than their synthetic counterparts. Working with a qualified medical professional could help ensure that you get exactly the right treatment for your unique medical needs.
If you live in Miami, Boca Raton, Naples, Palm Beach, or Delray Beach and would like to explore your options for Florida hormone replacement therapy, you should strongly consider getting in touch with Dr. Jacobson. Call today to schedule your telemedicine appointment.